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Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley (ePub)

Newport to Tredegar & Nantybwch, Including Hall's Road

Photographic eBooks Transport > Trains & Railways World History > UK & Ireland > Wales

By John Hodge
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Series: South Wales Valleys
File Size: 89.9 MB (.epub)
Illustrations: 457 black and white illustrations, 36 maps and diagrams & 6 tables
ISBN: 9781526762573
Published: 1st May 2020


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This book covers the railway and industrial history of the lines that once operated in the Sirhowy valley in South Wales.

Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley, is the first full history of the railways that served this important area of Welsh industry, covering all aspects of its rail transport and manufacturing history.

Being the latest volume in an ongoing series of books, covering the history and development of rail transport in the South Wales valleys.

The area once boasted some very important industrial manufacturers, including the Tredegar Iron Works and numerous other iron smelting companies.

This volume covers the industrial, economic and social history of this fascinating area of the South Wales valleys and the railway that once served the area.

The photographic section is tremendous, with 36 road maps and a collection of 530 black and white photographs that offer us an interesting portrait of the area studied.

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Miniaturas JM

...there is some special material here...

Railway and Canal Historical Society

In summary, it is hard to find any serious failings with this work, which must rank as one of the finest railway history books of 2020. Well recommended.

West Somerset Railway Association

There is a good selection of photographs of collieries and sections of text providing background information about the various locations together with a series of large scale maps and track diagrams. Production is on art paper to a good standard and like the previous volumes in this series anyone with an interest in the Valleys is unlikely to be disappointed.

Industrial Locomotive Society

Review by Roger Backhouse

The Railways and Industry series is a thoroughly worthwhile addition to railway history and this volume does not disappoint. John Hodge has produced an excellent book.

Welsh Railways Research Circle newsletter, No 164 Autumn/Winter 2020

Impressively illustrated with a range of photographs.
Detailed information presented in a readable format.
Excellent quality and feel,

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About John Hodge

The late John Hodge was a former railwayman, who started his working life on the Western Region in South Wales in 1961, later transferring to London Paddington and British Railways Board. He was brought up in Barry, a port town west of Cardiff, which has strong railway connections, once being an important port for coal traffic and later being famous for Woodham Brothers scrap yard, and which held over 200 locomotives that are now mostly preserved on heritage lines. John was a lifelong railway enthusiast and historian, with many railway histories published.

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